The Development of Trust
From the Teacher's Manual
When it comes to the development of trust, A Course in Miracles offers valuable insights. According to the course, trust is not something that magically appears overnight. It is a process that unfolds over different periods and stages.
The first stage is known as the "period of undoing." During this time, we begin to question our old beliefs and thought patterns. We start to let go of our attachments and open ourselves up to new possibilities.
Next comes the "sorting out" phase. Here, we examine our thoughts and emotions more closely. We become aware of what serves us and what doesn't. This self-reflection helps us gain clarity and make conscious choices.
As we move forward, we enter the "period of relinquishment." This is when we actively release any limiting beliefs or fears that hold us back from trusting ourselves and others fully.
After that comes the "period of settling down." In this phase, we begin to experience a sense of inner peace and stability. We have done the necessary work on ourselves, which allows trust to naturally grow within us. However, it's important to note that trust can sometimes be tested during the "period of unsettling." This period challenges us with unexpected circumstances or triggers that may shake our faith temporarily. But by staying committed to our growth journey, we can navigate through these challenges with resilience.
Finally, there's the "period of achievement." As we continue on our path towards trust development, we start seeing positive changes in our relationships and overall well-being. Trust then becomes an integral part of who we are.
Remember, developing trust is a personal journey unique for each individual. Embrace each stage with patience and perseverance as you embark on your own transformational path according to A Course in Miracles.
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